Board of Education Appoints New School Superintendent
Dr. Angelina Bergin, an educator with 16 years of administrative and classroom experience, was appointed the next superintendent of Brunswick (Brittonkill) Central School District by the Board of Education on April 11.
Dr. Bergin is expected to start on July 1. She will succeed Superintendent Lou McIntosh who will retire at the end of the school year.
“It’s an honor to come to a community like Brunswick which has such a close-knit, family feel to it,” Dr. Bergin said. “Their priorities align with my priorities. I look forward to working with everyone and leading the district into the future.”
Dr. Bergin visited Tamarac schools on April 11 to meet students and employees and learn about the district. Click here to see a photo slideshow…
For the past three years, Dr. Bergin has worked for the Saratoga Springs City School District as the director of personnel development. Previously, she worked in Lansingburgh Central School District for seven years, advancing from a teacher to assistant high school principal to high school principal.
During her five years as principal, Lansingburgh High School was named a “Rapidly Improving District” by New York State. Dr. Bergin started her educational career in the classroom, teaching chemistry at Bishop Maginn, teaching middle school and high school science at Mechanicville, and chemistry at Shenendehowa schools. At Lansingburgh High School, she taught chemistry, physics and science research (offered through University at Albany).
Dr. Bergin also serves as an adjunct professor in the education department at Russell Sage College.
Board of Education President Matt Wade explained that Dr. Bergin’s experience and educational vision was an excellent fit for the district’s goal to expand learning opportunities for students in areas such as Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) using data-driven decision making.
“We are excited to welcome Dr. Bergin to our district,” Mr. Wade said. “We are confident in her ability to lead our district and build on our strengths to improve student achievement and help ensure their career readiness for the 21st century.”
The district received 37 applications for the superintendent position. A stakeholders committee, made up of 17 students, parents, faculty and staff members, interviewed 10 candidates in March, providing feedback for the Board’s final decision.
Living in Rensselaer County for the past 16 years, Dr. Bergin said she is very familiar with Brunswick (Brittonkill) CSD’s reputation for excellent schools and strong community support. “I grew up in a neighboring community and I’ve always admired the district,” Dr. Bergin said.
Dr. Bergin received her doctorate in education from Sage College, administrative certificate from Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts, master’s in curriculum design and instructional technology from the University at Albany, and bachelor’s in chemistry education from the College of Saint Rose.
She is currently a member of the Alumni Board for the College of Saint Rose and has been an active member of youth sports, both coaching and volunteering. She also served as a member of a Parent Teacher Organization and is proud of being a foster parent.
Dr. Bergin has two children, Sawyer, 14 and Molly, 16. Both attend Lansingburgh High School.